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Converting shorts to a skirt

Added Aug 11, 2010

by thecrimsonowl

Winchester, Virg...






At the beginning of the summer I picked up these high-waisted shorts from the Goodwill with the idea of converting them into skirts. I regret waiting so long. It’s SO simple and they turned out perfect…exactly how I had planned.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Geek, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Oct 1, 2010, 08.06 AMby ichigogirl

    This is such a great idea! I made a skirt just like this when I was a student, broke as I don’t know what, it was summer and I owned neither a skirt or a pair of shorts (omg how different life was then!). My grandma had a pair of khaki pants destined for goodwill, I needed them more and made myself a skirt! Great that you’ve made a how-to, this kind of repurposing should be used much more often than it is. If you use pants, the bottom part of them can be turned into a matching bag :-)

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      Nov 6, 2010, 03.07 AMby thecrimsonowl

      That’s a really great idea!!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 04.20 AMby jaguarlipstick

    Super Sweet Idea! I always love the print of those retro shorts but dont have the guts to rock them as shorts… but i love skirts and this is easy to make and comfy to wear <3

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    Sep 30, 2010, 11.48 PMby helloakinom

    I’ve been thinking about doing this for months now! Thank you for making this, now I’ll actually sit down and do it, especially since it’s so easy.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 03.39 PMby loyl8

    Great idea thanks!!! :)

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    Aug 12, 2010, 09.54 PMby Gaylene Tierney

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      Aug 16, 2010, 12.51 PMby thecrimsonowl

      That’s great! Saving money is a gooood thing! =)

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    Aug 12, 2010, 02.57 PMby mojo elgin

    what a great idea! i love them!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 07.26 PMby mcginnhold

    Brilliant! I love them. Will you be doing a how to ? Pleeeeeez ?
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      Aug 12, 2010, 12.10 PMby thecrimsonowl

      Already on here…just click instructions for a complete how-to! =)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 05.29 PMby violetsky

    They all look so good.

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    Aug 11, 2010, 04.19 PMby sewingsara

    do you have intructions for this?

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      Aug 12, 2010, 12.10 PMby thecrimsonowl

      Already on here…just click instructions for a complete how-to! =)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 03.48 PMby rubysnpurls

    Wow, thanks for this!!!

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